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WorkSafeBC's 2014 construction high-risk strategy is a plan that involves the entire construction industry and focuses on 19 classification units where 72% of all construction-related loss time injuries occur.
If you’re an employer with workers who are exposed to hazardous noise, you can now get your hearing test reports online.
Two years ago the workplace at Lakeland Mill and the community of Prince George were devastated by the fire and explosion on the night of April 23, 2012.
The exposure limit for Ethylidene norbornene in the Table of Occupational Exposure Limits for Excluded Substances in Prevention Policy R5.48-1 was updated on April 7, 2014. Updated Prevention Manual pages are available.
WorkSafeBC has issued orders that include the imposition of an administrative penalty and a claims cost levy against Babine Forest Products Ltd.
At their meeting on March 19, 2014, the Board of Directors elected to make no changes to the presumption in Schedule B in favour of a worker who has developed primary cancer of the skin where there is prolonged contact with coal tar products, arsenic or cutting oils, or UV exposure.
In this issue: Safe loading practices can spare truckers a terrible toll; Asthma control; Foundry defies gravity; Proper earplug insertion; and more.
On January 31, 2014, WorkSafeBC concluded a three-month inspection of all active sawmills across B.C.
Our Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a discussion paper and draft Assessment Manual policy on proposed changes to the Personal Optional Protection (“POP”) program for stakeholder review and comment. This is a second consultation on proposed changes to POP policy.
Government has released its report into the fact pattern regarding issues raised as a result of WorkSafeBC’s investigation into the tragedy at Babine Forest Products.
Learn more about the improvements we’ve made to our workplace inspection report based on feedback from employers.
Student WorkSafe, our workplace readiness program, is moving into new classrooms with an emphasis on customized learning and expanded occupational injury-and-disease-prevention content.
WorkSafeBC releases its Investigation Report into the explosion and fire at Babine Forest Products, which took place on January 20, 2012.
Burns Lake, British Columbia, January 10, 2014: WorkSafeBC Director of Investigations, Jeff Dolan, participated in a meeting in Burns Lake where Crown Counsel announced that it will not be proceeding with charges against Babine Forest Products. Read Mr. Dolan’s full statement.
On November 20, 2013, the Board of Directors approved amendments to remove the blatant Board error test from the interest policy and pay interest on compensation benefits only as set out in the Workers Compensation Act.
Use our new open data centre to get injury rates, claim costs, and prevention stats for your industry. The data is accessible to everyone and can be used in your presentations and reports.
WorkSafeBC announces that the average base premium rate will increase from $1.63 to $1.70.
WorkSafeBC has launched a new application that allows workers and employers to request and manage reviews of WorkSafeBC decisions online.
New workplace bullying and harassment policies come into effect on November 1, 2013. WorkSafeBC's tool kit is now available to help employers, workers, and supervisors prepare for these policy changes.